So we sat down the next morning with a very competent employee who spent 5 minutes finding the exact moment SPOT disappeared. It turns out an old man who frequently collects bottles by the hotel found it, picked it up, inspected the weird device, put it in his pocket and continued on with his plastic hunt.
Bad news, when I got back to the hotel Andrea informed me that SPOT wasn’t the same, after closer inspection it looked as though the old man had tried to disassemble him which he was never designed for. In the process SPOT lost an LED indicator light which isn’t all that important but all of his buttons are now barely staying in their sockets. I eventually got him to send a message but it was clear that he would never be the same again.
We’ll let SPOT’s subscription expire in the next few weeks and then we’ll do our best not to get into trouble.
- Way too beautiful, it can be overwhelming.
- Bipolar climate disorder (40 degree swings based on elevation).
- Bad dogs (Andrea has started carrying a large piece of bamboo for defence).
- Rural towns are pretty dingy
- Lot´s of hard working people in the fields, manual labour is number 1.
- A number of woman wear a tradition outfit capped off with the most amazing hats.
- Beer sucks slightly less here compared to Ecuador and Colombia.